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Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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  • Newsbytes – Study finds positive signs for the future of nonprofits

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 457

    Abstract: This issue’s Newsbytes reviews a study that finds positive signs for the future of nonprofits, including increased revenue and giving. In addition, it looks at how the death of a beloved actress kicked off a fundraising boom for a wide variety of charitable organizations. Finally, it highlights the revamped Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program that’s intended to provide debt relief to student borrowers who go into public service, including some nonprofit employees.

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  • Data analytics – Using technology to meet your nonprofit’s goals

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 640

    Abstract: In today’s technologically advanced world, data rules. But simply having highly relevant information will be of little use if organizations don’t know what to do with it. This article discusses how organizations can harness the power of data by using it in day-to-day decision making and strategic planning, as well as providing stakeholders, donors and volunteers with up-to-date information about fundraising, programming and outreach.

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  • New accounting rule could bring change to nonprofits’ financial statements

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 600

    Abstract: A new accounting standard from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) appears on its face to apply only to financial institutions. But it could affect nonprofits that adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This article highlights Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments — Credit Losses (Topic 326), Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. This ASU requires earlier reporting of credit losses on receivables, loans and other financial assets, and expands the range of information considered in determining expected credit losses.

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  • Ways to diversify your revenue streams

    Summer 2022
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 812

    Abstract: Many nonprofits learned the importance of revenue diversification the hard way over the past two years. Unexpected reductions, or even elimination, of certain revenue streams had them scrambling to meet increased demand — or simply to stay afloat. This article examines how nonprofits can achieve the greater financial stability that typically comes through diversification of revenue streams. A short sidebar covers a few potential downsides of revenue diversification that each organization must assess to determine whether the benefits outweigh the costs.

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  • Newsbytes – 403(b) plan participation climbs

    Spring 2022
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 466

    Abstract: This issue’s Newsbytes covers how the use of automatic enrollment has pushed participation in 403(b) retirement plans to the highest level since 2008; the growth of impact investing to help achieve various societal benefits; and how the Great Recession of 2008 affected nonprofit giving.

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  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit – Hiring veterans may lower your payroll taxes

    Spring 2022
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 559

    Abstract: Employers of all stripes, both nonprofit and for-profit, often overlook a federal tax break available to organizations that hire new employees from certain groups who have traditionally faced obstacles to hiring. While the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is more limited for nonprofits, it nonetheless presents payroll tax-saving opportunities that can prove especially valuable for organizations that are ramping up hiring. This article reveals how the WOTC can be a win-win for nonprofits and veterans.

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  • Look before you leap – Factors to consider before accepting a grant

    Spring 2022
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 609

    Abstract: Most nonprofits look to government and/or foundation grants to help finance goals. These grants are fundamental in expanding an organization’s reach. But organizations may find it difficult to quantify all the costs and benefits associated with a potential grant. Nonprofits that don’t do their research before accepting money could face problems down the road. This article summarizes the risks of blindly accepting grants, how administrative burdens can undermine a grant’s face value, and the possibility that expenses aren’t allowable or reimbursable under a grant.

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  • Are you ready for the new lease accounting rules?

    Spring 2022
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 832

    Abstract: After a COVID-related delay, the new accounting standard for leases takes effect for all organizations (including nonprofits) that haven’t yet adopted it for 2022. The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), applies to all entities that lease assets such as real estate, vehicles and equipment. The new rules are codified in FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 842. This article provides an overview of what nonprofit lessees need to know, while a short sidebar covers the ramifications if the organization is the lessor.

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  • Newsbytes – Number of U.S. nonprofits nears 2 million

    Winter 2022
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 437

    Abstract: This issue’s Newsbytes covers data concerning the numbers of nonprofits from the latest Internal Revenue Service Data Book; why state and local nonprofits and individual researchers have submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor requesting the release of quarterly data on nonprofit employment and wages; and a report finding that trends in employee philanthropic behavior reveal that employees were more engaged in giving than volunteering in 2020.

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  • See you at the office? Reassessing your nonprofit’s office space

    Winter 2022
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 597

    Abstract: Where a nonprofit is located and how it uses the space it has can mean the difference between striding or just limping along. That fact was highlighted for many nonprofit leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic, when lease or mortgage payments became a financial strain, and dust accumulated on the desks of employees working remotely. Even with the economy bouncing back, nonprofits might be overpaying for the property they’re leasing, or they might be able to afford better space in other areas of the country. This article discusses why now is the time to consider flexible/coworking office space, moving into a smaller space or opting for a shorter lease term.

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  • 4 best practices for successful virtual events

    Winter 2022
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 558

    Abstract: Virtual events were supposed to be a short-term replacement for traditional fundraisers. But, almost two years after the first COVID-19 lockdowns, plenty of nonprofits still rely on them. The good news is that some overall best practices have emerged from the pandemic. This article provides four ways nonprofits can make the most of their next virtual event.

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  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners report – Don’t let fraud prevention slide

    Winter 2022
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 828

    Abstract: The ongoing pandemic has strained many nonprofits, forcing them to cut corners to survive. But fraud prevention is one critical area nonprofits can’t afford to overlook, even just for the short term. If anything, antifraud measures are more important than ever. This article reviews some key findings from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners’ study, Report to the Nations: 2020 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse. It highlights four steps nonprofits can take to combat fraud in their organizations. A short sidebar reviews some of the stats found in the report.

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  • Newsbytes – States move to block donor disclosure requirements

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 440

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbytes” spotlights a recent U.S. Supreme Court case striking down a California law requiring nonprofits to file a list of their large donors with the state and other states’ attempts to limit donor disclosure requirements. It reviews Amazon’s 2021 AWS Imagine Grant program to help nonprofits access its tools and explains how Charity Navigator’s website allows visitors to locate volunteer opportunities in their communities.

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  • Board designations – 3 questions to consider

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 540

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis have provided harsh reminders of how precarious a nonprofit’s financial stability can be. Uncertainty about the future is prompting some organizations to consider the wisdom of making board designations of unrestricted assets. This article highlights a few questions organizations might want to consider including whether the assets are unrestricted, financial reporting implications and managing board-designated assets.

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  • Watching costs is always a smart investment

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 618

    Abstract: Both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations are looking for ways to conserve costs in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting nationwide economic crisis. Nonprofits looking for a path forward out of the pandemic economy have had to strategically cut costs to contain expenses. This article provides some suggestions to help guide nonprofits in the quest to reduce costs.

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  • Tainted donor, tainted money? How to handle controversial contributions

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 863

    Abstract: In 2019, as waves of lawsuits accused Purdue Pharma of knowingly contributing to the opioid crisis, numerous nonprofits announced they would no longer accept gifts from the Sackler family, several members of which owned the company. Situations like this put nonprofits in a tough position. They may desperately need funds, but accepting such gifts may result in negative attention. This article examines what nonprofits should do if a donation turns out to be “tainted.” A brief sidebar discusses due diligence on those offering substantial donations.

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